Eclipse Day Downtown!

With Erie being the only major city in Pennsylvania that is directly in the path of totality, our vibrant, bustling Downtown area will serve as an entertainment mecca for thousands of locals and visitors alike for the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Check out our collection of awesome eclipse-related events all weekend to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!



Events List:

Thursday, April 4:

Eclipse Mixed Media Workshop at Glass Growers Gallery, 5:15 pm

  • Join Erie-based artist Tana Cadena-Vuignier for an interactive workshop where she shares techniques and tricks for repurposing ceramics to create beautiful mixed media eclipse artwork. Visit for tickets.

Art After Dark: Barry King Blues at Erie Art Museum, 6:00 pm

  • Live blues, beautiful art, and more


Friday, April 5:

Art of the Solar Eclipse: Glass Growers Gallery, 10:00 am

  • Special limited edition giclee print created by Laura Gooley exclusively for GGG to celebrate Erie's path of totality for the Solar Eclipse 2024. Currently available in store or can be pre-ordered to pick-up at Glass Growers Gallery on eclipse weekend April 5-8, 2024.

Climb for the Weekend at Ascend Climbing Gym

  • We invite our guests to visit more than once for a great price! For just $35, you can visit up to three times from Friday 4/5 - Tuesday 4/9. A standard Day Pass costs $20, so if you visit twice you save $5, and at three times we may as well be paying you! Rental equipment is not included with this pass, though, shoes are always complimentary on everyone's first visit to ASCEND. Tickets at

Experience Vintage Erie at Dollhouse at Pointe Four Vintage Boutique, 10:00 am

  • On Friday, April 5th, the Dollhouse will be open late until 7 pm. Stop in and shop all the curated vintage threads, handcrafted goods, and eclipse memorabilia. The Dollhouse is a place where vintage meets modern since 2013.

Yoga at the Warner Theater, 6:00 pm

  • Don’t miss your exclusive opportunity to experience yoga at the Warner Theatre this Spring. Enjoy three classes led by yogaErie instructors with live Erie Phil musician accompaniment in three iconic locations throughout the theatre! Tickets available at

Tandem throw: Pottery Date Night at Erie Clayspace, 6:00 pm

  • A fun event for couples, friends, or families! Enjoy an evening learning pottery wheel techniques both individually and in tandem. Tickets are $80 per couple and can be purchased at the Erie Clayspace website.

Cathy Ladman at Kellar’s: A Modern Magic & Comedy Club, 7:30 pm

  • See one of the country's top comedians live at Kellar's A Modern Magic & Comedy Club! Tickets available on the Kellar’s website.


Saturday, April 6:

Copper Carriage Spring Market, 10:00 am

  • Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us for our 1st downtown market!! We are so excited to have a downtown store and can’t wait to include all of our small business neighbors in our markets! Enjoy vendors, outdoor shopping, and dining!

Eclipsing Stars: An Immersive Project at FEED Media Arts Center, 12:00 noon

  • Eclipsing Stars is a seven-room multimedia and immersive installation that explores how different perspectives shape our understanding of natural phenomena. With a mutual interest in storytelling and world-building Alex “lonesav” Staley and astrophysicist and folklorist Dr. Moiya McTier have constructed a series of seven different mythologies based on seven star-inspired goddesses to lead audiences through a large-scale, multi-chamber, audio-video adventure. The experience has been designed to inspire awe and curiosity, while providing the opportunity for visitors to acquire a layered understanding of eclipses.

NASA Presents: The Moon, The Water, & You at Erie County Public Library, Blasco, 2:00 pm

  • The Moon and Earth are tied together by gravity and rock – the best theory we have for why we have our Moon is that it was splashed off Earth by a gigantic collision, long before there was any life on Earth. Something else that ties us together is water. We are here (on Earth) because of water, and we are here (in Erie) because of water and the eclipse, but since 2009 we have known that there is water all over the Moon, in very tiny quantities. What we don’t know for certain is how it got there.

Purr and Pamper Event at Purrista Cat Café, 4:00 pm

  • Who doesn't need a little Purr & Pamper in their lives? Join Purrista and Monacella Massage for a one-of-a-kind relaxing experience! Reserve your time slot to guarantee your spot. Monacella will have massage therapists in the cat lounge offering chair massages. The cost is $1 per minute up to 15+ minutes. Purrista will be charging $5 entry 1/2 hour walk-ins only during this time to support our rescue kitty friends. Come support local and get your relaxation fix with us!

Abbina Craft Soda Pairing Class at Brig Cigar Lounge, 5:00 pm

  • Join us for our first cigar pairing class conducted by Abbina Craft Soda's Founder Charlie Albanetti. The class will be conducted in the back conference room and limited to 25 people. Each attendee will reserve an Abbina Royale paired with a Plasencia Original Reserva premium cigar. The class will be conducted from 5pm-6pm and Charlie will be in the lounge talking about Abbina's other offerings afterwards until 8pm.

Solar Eclipse Weekend Sunset Dinner Cruises at the Victorian Princess, 6:30 pm

  • Indulge in a Memorable Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Victorian Princess! Join us on April 6th during the solar eclipse weekend for an enchanting evening filled with stunning views, delectable cuisine, and unforgettable moments!

Elle Taylor Band: See the Sun Album Release Party at 1020 Collective, 7:00pm

  • Pre-game the eclipse by experiencing the Elle Taylor Album Release Party featuring opening acts: Doc Proto, Nancy Boys and Frogs I Like. Elle Taylor Band will be performing their new album "See The Sun" Tickets are $8 presale, $10 at the door and merch will be available including CDs, vinyl, and clothing. BYOB.

Cosmic Climbing at Ascend Climbing Gym, 8:30 pm

  • On Saturday April 6th from 8:30-11p get in the eclipse mood by attending our Cosmic Climbing event! We turn off the main lights to make way for the party lights and headlamps. Trust us when we say it's a good time! $8 will get you in the door for the fun, but rentals are not included.


Sunday, April 7

Solar Eclipse Sightseeing Cruise on the Victorian Princess, 4:00 pm

  • 1 Hour Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Erie with a Full-Service Bar. Learn about Erie History

Total Eclipse Eve Party at Shops at 5th and State, 5:00 pm

  • Enjoy handcrafted brews provided by Erie Ale Works and watch Jess Royer and Nick Warren perform in a cozy outdoor setting located in the 429 State alleyway, which conveniently connects to lots of the shops for a seamless walkable experience.


Monday, April 8

Eclipse Day Downtown in Perry Square, 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

  • Join Erie Downtown Partnership and expERIEnce Children's Museum in Perry Square on April 8th for a Children's Educational Fair for the Total Solar Eclipse! Folks from NASA will be in Erie to teach us all about how the sun and moon cause a solar eclipse and we'll hear from astrophysicist Zach Lewis about the science behind eclipses, the planets, & more. The Children's Museum will have STEAM activities and the Erie County Library Bookmobile will be there with tons of science books. Gannon and Penn State Behrend will be in Perry Square with a large screen for children to look through in order to see the moon pass over the sun. Activities start at noon and will lead up to totality at 3:16pm - 3:20 pm. Organizers are encouraging attendees to walk, bike, take a shuttle, or carpool to the event to avoid traffic congestion expected during Eclipse Day.

Eclipse at Flagship City Food Hall, 12:00 noon

  • Join us at Flagship City Food Hall for a once-in-a-lifetime event: Erie's Total Solar Eclipse! Ippa Pizza will be transformed into a total eclipse party zone. Special 316 Cocktail available for purchase. Try the Eclipse Pizza, using mozzarella as the sun, and round pieces of meatball as the moon and Earth. Enjoy lunch and dinner at Noodlelove, Dina’s Dominican, CheesErie, Jo’s Brooklyn Bagel, Triple D’s, Taco Cabana and Ippa Pizza. Eclipse viewing and glasses will be available at Perry Square.

SeaWolves ‘Block’ Party at UPMC Park, 1:00 pm

  • Enjoy howlin’ good fun with the Erie SeaWolves, the Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, as they host a ‘Block’ Party on Monday, April 8 from 1-4 PM to celebrate the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. This memorable event will include live entertainment, headlined by Erie Native, Katie Linendoll. As well a live NASA feed on the giant UPMC Park video board, kids activities, autograph stations featuring SeaWolves players, photo opportunities with the 2023 Eastern League Championship trophy and mascot C. Wolf, the chance to win prizes and game tickets, and outstanding views from the Bud Light Party Deck. This event will be the first public event for fans to meet this year’s team. Limited edition eclipse-inspired SeaWolves merchandise will be available for purchase at the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on unique SeaWolves memorabilia to benefit the SeaWolves Community Fund, which supports youth baseball/softball, education, and wellness initiatives in the Erie region. Themed concessions will also be available for purchase inside UPMC Park. Gates will open at 12:30.

Eclipse Viewing Party with FEED at Griswold Park, 2:00 pm

  • Put FEED on your list of places to view the total solar Eclipse on April 8, 2023. FEED will be producing a sideshow to the main event that you won’t want to miss. Join FEED for trivia, music, a science talk, art projects AND the eclipse at Griswold Park. Eclipse glasses–and some other surprises–will be provided! 2 p.m. -Trivia, science talk, music in Griswold Park. 3:16 p.m. -Total Solar Eclipse Begins. Viewing will take place a few blocks from FEED in Griswold Park. 4 p.m. - Live performances at FEED

Solar Eclipse Party at Voodoo Brewery, 2:00 pm

  • Voodoo will have a special cocktail and menu for the day of the eclipse. Join Voodoo out on their patio to watch this incredible event. Seating is limited and first come first serve so come early. The first 100 customers will also receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses.


Tuesday, April 9

Opening Day for the Erie Seawolves at UPMC Park, 6:05 pm

  • Still in town? The SeaWolves will raise their 2023 Eastern League Champions banner at UPMC Park on Opening Night on Tuesday, April 9 as the SeaWolves take on the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (New York Mets) at 6:05 p.m.



Walking Map

Check out our updated Downtown Walking Map for all your needs traversing Downtown Erie! Traffic is expected to be heavier throughout the weekend into Monday, April 8th and we are encouraging visitors to walk, bike, take a bus, or carpool if you are planning to visit Downtown Erie. 

Walking Map